Chevrolet has been at the forefront of the development and delivery of new models that we want in several different segments of the automotive industry over the past few years. Last year we saw the new Chevrolet Bolt EV become a long range EV that was offered at an affordable price and the 2018 model year gives us another change from Chevrolet to offer something in the compact crossover SUV area that we wouldn’t expect to see, but they have made it possible to have something different for your drive on the roads you travel.
Part of the 2018 model year from Chevrolet is an improved and redesigned Chevrolet Equinox that is now a model that has lost weight, gotten smaller, and somehow gives us the same size for the cabin for us to enjoy the ride. This isn’t the way the Equinox is going to change the market for the compact crossover SUV segment. The way this vehicle does this is by offering a new diesel engine under the hood to offer more power and efficiency for the drive desired in this vehicle that’s built to be the small crossover that helps us get things done.
The New Diesel Engine
The Chevrolet Equinox can be had with the 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine that joins the lineup of engines that include a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines with four-cylinders to give you the power and efficiency you need. This new diesel engine is the first turbocharged diesel engine in this class of vehicle to give you a bit of a different feeling when you head out on the road for the drive you need to make. This is an efficient engine that will allow you to enjoy the ride wherever you need to go.
This new diesel engine is expected to be able to offer you 136 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque while giving you as much as 40 mpg out on the highway. This will allow the Equinox that’s fitted with this engine to give you the fuel mileage that will rival and even exceed many of the different sedans and smaller vehicles on the roads that you drive. You’ll love the feeling and the knowledge that you have this level of efficiency when you have the Equinox diesel model to make sure you have the drive you’re looking for from a different engine than you’ve had in the Equinox of the past.
Because you have three different choices for the power you want to make for the new Chevrolet Equinox, this SUV continues to be one that’s expected to be a sales leader in the market while giving use the amazing performance and qualities desired on the road. The diesel can make it easy for you to have the torque delivered at a lower rpm to make sure you can accelerate more quickly while you experience the benefits of an incredible fuel mileage that’s part of what this small SUV has to offer you for the drive.